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current job as the man in charge of the war and we heard from secretary panetta off the pentagon and also jay carney, the white house spokesman today. he's kept the confidence of the president and secretary panetta. so he will keep his job. the war will go on as it has for the past 11 years. >> jennifer: okay. since the president and secretary panetta issued a supportive statement does that indicate his denial checks out? general allen has denied, of course, having an inappropriate relationship with jill kelley. >> what a lot of people here in town think it means is that if he broke some form of protocol or some military guideline, it wasn't enough to trigger a criminal investigation by the fbi or by other federal officials and so that's the reason the justice department and the fbi handed this matter over to the pentagon's suspected general for it to look into it. that still could have serious repercussions for general allen. by keeping him on, by not suspending him as they have other general officers accused of crimes
: defense secretary leon panetta took time to address the complaints overs petraeus. >> i believe that there is a responsibility to make sure that the intelligence committee are informed of issues that could affect, you know, the security of those intelligence operations. >> eliot: joining me once again is charles swift a former judge advocate general corps attorney who works as a criminal defense attorney in seattle. sir, thank you for joining us. >> thank you governor, for having me. >> eliot: you just heard the defense secretary who is uniformly respected. but i gotta ask you do. >>gree there was -- do you agree there was anything that would have triggered an obligation or some reason to bring the congressional committees into this investigation? >> i deeply respect the secretary as well but in this case i disagree. the most important thing that he said was actually triggered a concern to national security. and there is nothing that has come forward that triggered that concern at all. the fbi has indicated they co
: it looks like ken that the president and leon panetta, secretary of defense today are backing general john allen, that gives you an indication that he's going to be okay right? >> i think so. i mean this thing is so weird i'm reserving adjustment, but it sure looks like that. >> cenk: i want to come back to jill kelley for a second. referred to as one of the kardashians of tampa. it goes to the issue of privilege. this is what happened when the press--she'll get paparazzi soon enough but the press at her door step. let's see c 10. >> the license plate on kelley's mercedes ben shows that she's an honor council for south korea. and she told dispatcher that she needed protection from the media because that have. >> because i'm honor council general oh so i have invite, they should not be able to cross the property. >> cenk: so, ken if i throw lavish parties for generals can i be a consul from south korea or whatever she was? >> with a special license plate perhaps. she has that honorary distinction, that's true, but it doesn't give her any privileges in terms of her house. it's so remarkable
. at leon panetta's defense secretary's request the president has put the nomination of general allen to be the new nato commander in europe on hold, pending a pentagon investigation. but jay carney insisted that the president still has highest regard for general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> bill: but the question remains if the white house didn't know and the other questions that jay carney was getting yesterday were about the protocol for the fbi. should the fbi have told the president sooner and jay carney kept saying look, the fbi's got its protocol when it is doing an investigation like this. they followed their protocol and we're not going to demand they change their protocol or whatever. but there are a lot of questions being raised is -- over the fact that the white house was not informed, members of the -- leaders of the intelligence committees in the house and senate were not informed by the fbi. bu
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